Sep 30, 2012 1:30am PDT
nyguen is one of those students he has a bachelors in computer science and you would think in silicon valley that would all but guarantee you a job. minh nyguen sjsu graduate:"so now i'm back at it looking for a job again looking for anything web related. web testing or anything." despite nyguen's difficulty finding a job ... the unemployment rate is dropping. according to the california employment development department the jobless rate went down from 8.8 percent in july to 8.5 percent in august in the south bay. last year the average was 9.7 percent. susan rockwell is assistant director for employment services at the san jose state career center. susan rockwell assistant director for employment services at the career center "i think it is easier than it was a year ago because the job market has improved then what it was a year ago. i also think that it depends on how much time a student invests in it. so if you're really invested and you're putting your full time efforts into finding a position you're probably gonna find one faster than someone who is spending a little bit of time."
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
cool, techie-type gadgets we saw. >> he started his own company to turn science fiction into reality. >> ah! >> science nonfiction. >> starting 10, 12, 16 foot back from the screen, we can be accurate when pointing. >> john actually created technology you can in a manipulate with the use of your hands. you see in this video, gloves with sensors on fingers and backs of the palms of the hand. watch what he can do. >> moving left, moving left to right. up and down and in and out, control. >> it looks like the skyline of downtown los angeles, and he is maneuvering just using his hands and his fingers. it's just like what we see in movies like "iron man." robert downey jr. standing there, manipulating, bringing things together just with the move of his digits. >> i need the sound going -- >> gross level remote control here just with the hands. backwards. >> utilizes this technology to go through and play videos. >> how cool is it, for our show. >>> clumsy cat. [ laughter ] >> saying that sex sells. apparently that is also the case in the real estate industry in queensland, australia. here
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
that they can come and take culinary classes and get jobs in a restaurant industry, a number of computer science classes here will get you a job at twitter, zynga. >> officials here have until october 15th to submit an action plan aimed at turning around city college. in san francisco rob ross, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> california's community college system is getting a new leader. gab rice paris is named the next over state's 112 campus system. he'll replace jack who retired this month. paris previously led the reno community college district in sacramento area. make up the nation's largest public college system. >>> over at uc berkeley citizen union workers held a rally today in support of five campus who have been laid off. the building they were assigned to were being demolished. they were denied the opportunity to transfer to other open positions. the university tells ktvu it is work wg the custodians to help find them similar jobs but they need to apply to different departments like any other campus employee. >>> the national hockey league announced today it is canceling the entire preseaso
Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
may sound like science fiction but google headquarters where engineers are working to make the dream a reality. explains a new and modernized of the road. >> perhaps the drive point governor jerry brown arrived today at google headquarters toyota. he then went inside and signed a law clearing the way for driverless cars to hit the road. >> self driving car is another step forward in this long march of california pioneering the future and leading not just the country, the whole world. >> the new law will set standards including requiring a human being to be behind the wheel in case of an emergency, but that may eventually change according to google cofounder. >> you can have a car drop you off at work, get out, walk through a little bit of space, and it goes off and takes somebody else somewhere else. >> he says driverless cars may enable large car sharing and potentially reduce the demand for parking. engineers say driverless cars will not be subject to what most automobile crashes, human error. >> i expect going to be far safer than human-driven cars. >> judging by a reaction, some
Sep 26, 2012 1:30pm PDT
come and edit so it's in a shambles. >> he plays a samurai. >> a white samurai. >> science fiction no doubt. >> why didn't they get steven seagal. >> that would be crazier. a fat white samurai, beverly hills ninja. >> what's your favorite keanu reeves between the matrix and bill and ted's excellent adventure. >> matrix. >> have you seen bill and ted's excellent adventure? >> no. i saw the one where he fell in love with a chick in the '40s. he finds a coin, lays on his bed and dies, goes to hep heaven and reunites with her. >> it actually just gave me chills. i want to see it. i'm about to cry. >> you've really got to see that. that's the strongest love story ever. >> you know keanu reeves and christopher reeves are two different people. >> you and superman. >> i was wondering why you were looking at him like that. >> what the hell are you talking about? what's the problem? >> crying about something we didn't talk about. >> he came on hbo years ago.
Sep 28, 2012 11:30pm PDT
registered voters will request a mail in ballot. san jose state political science profession or says campaigning know they have to reach voters sooner. >> they have to put those ads out earlier than they would have in the past. >> one of the most talked about initiatives in san jose, it would raise minimum age from 8 to $10 an hour. they say their grass roots campaign can't take any votes for granted. >> we started not just a few weeks before the early voting but we have been going at it for about 2 months now. >> reporter: backed by the silicone valley chamber of customers. these political ads are going up now. say early voting and mail in ballot make it more expensive. but waiting until the end of october is not an option. >> if you wait you have no chance of winning. >> reporter: several bat on the drop off-sites like this one will open up october 8. you can go to our website for locations. just click on web links. matt keller. >>> some same sex couples are getting a reprieve from the federal government. partners in which one is an illegal immigrant will put their deportation on h
Oct 1, 2012 11:30pm PDT
.s. political science professor cook says the romney campaign has been playing the expectations game both ways. >> coming out the conventions until now. certainly for the romney campaign hasn't been positive and they made the argument, wait until the debates come around. >> reporter: cook says romney has an advantage by simply appearing on stage with a sitting president. and romney could take advantage as the debate makes it to the economy. voters will have their chance to decide with two more presidential debates to follow this month. in san francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and you can watch that debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 this wednesday. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a special edition of ktvu news. >>> a new analysis shows a record 23.7 million latinos will be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. that is more than 20% from 2008. the hispanic research says that the turn out is usually smaller than that of whites and african americans about 50%. that could be because eligible latino voters are younger and fewer younger people vote. >>> and i